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6.5 out of 10

Garmin eTrex Vista HCx

Deep foliage, nor canyons phase the rugged eTrex Vista HCx. Its Read more

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Overall 4
4.0

Garmin eTrex Vista HCx

KennethE.Buchh olz, Rate it all!
12 December 2008
  • Summary: I purchase this Garmin eTrex Vista HCx to replace using my laptop + GPS + MS Streets & Trips. This Garmin is well built - solid, sturdy, waterproof, & the screen is crips & clear with vibrant colors. It obtains satellite signals quickly, even indoors. The side buttons are a bit difficult to depress, requiring quite a push.
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Overall 4
4.0

It works great with a Mac but dismal documentation!

McLean, Amazon
27 June 2008
  • Summary: After being content with my Garmin Vista, I decided it was time to upgrade to the latest Garmin Vista eTrex HCx. With a new MapSource Topo USA for MAC available, and the ability to transfer National Parks Topo Version 3 from PC to MAC I thought it would be an ideal time to "upgrade" to this model. The HCx has a beautiful color screen, is highly sensitive-acquiring satellites and able to navigate much more effectively! Response is quick-virtually instantaneous.
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Overall 4
4.0

Missing Features from Vista Cx

Matthew Harris "matsharris", Amazon
5 January 2008
  • Summary: I just sold my Vista Cx on Amazon and bought the HCx because I fly a lot and like to know where I am and the Cx lost reception unless I held it close to the plane's window which always looks suspicious. I trust that the HCx will be better in the air. However, I did notice that my new HCx lacks a few features that I liked with my old Cx. The HCx has no alarm clock which I liked to use in my hotel rooms, and it lacks tide predictions that I enjoyed using at the beach.
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Overall 4
4.0

So so unit

emjt, epinions.com
24 July 2007
  • Excerpt: Extremely slow to acquire signals. Typical accuracy is greater than 20 meters.
  • Pros: Interfacing ability with other electronics. Weight and battery life are most acceptable.
  • Cons: This unit will not bring you close enough to your mark.
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Overall 4
4.0

DECEPTIVE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION!

coates199, epinions.com
18 January 2006
  • Summary: This would be a great GPS if it lived up to the description.
  • Pros: Small, color screen, waterproof
  • Cons: NEED HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS IN EXTRAS TO MAKE THE FEATURES WORK!
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Overall 4
4.0

Garmin not reliable

ekimsepol, epinions.com
11 April 2005
  • Excerpt: I purchased a Garmin Vista about 2 years ago and the mouse button broke.
  • Pros: The color screen is very easy to read compared to the vista.
  • Cons: Garmins reliability is pretty bad.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good - if you don't mind poor reception

markusby, epinions.com
31 March 2002
  • Summary: For someone in Arizona, the Vista would be fine. But for anyone who likes the woods, steer clear.
  • Pros: Small and compact. Nice digital compass. Good armor coating and intuitive menu setup.
  • Cons: Reception is terrible because of the lack of a quad-helix antenna
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Overall 4
4.0

nice, but problem with position map low speed

Alex, Amazon
12 May 2012
  • Summary: I buy this item here, from Amazon UK and it's all ok. The GPS is nice, small, user friendly... really nice light screen, hight definition screen... before this I had a Garmin MAP 60C and i was really happy with it... Than Amazon has made ''a special offer of 99£ for this, so i decided to buy it, for have a device with a new hight sensitive chip. And i sold my 60c... :-(( I loaded my usual maps, routes and waypoints and went for a walk with my wife and kids in the woods.
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Overall 4
4.0

A major disappointment after the original Vista

Roderick Parks "sandvika", Amazon
3 May 2009
  • Summary: I got my original Garmin eTrex Vista in 1999 complete with UK Metropolitan map. It served me well, it functioned flawlessly from the day I got it to the day I replaced it. There were however good reasons for replacing it in late 2007: 1 - Geocaching had been invented! The new Garmin GPS receivers all support geocaching game functions. 2 - Cold Start time.
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Overall 4
4.0

No para ED50

storagecio, Ciao
13 September 2008
  • Excerpt: Como GPS estamos en los equipos que vamos a utilizar para hacer senderismo, ya que, por el mismo precio tendríamos equipos para coche que nos darían muchas mejores prestaciones. Es similar a todos los equipos de la gama, muy ligero y no muy grande, cabe en el bolsillo sin problema. Es muy sensible puede captar satélites dentro de una habitación si estás cerca de la ventana, cosa que con mi explorist 500 de Magellan no era posible.
  • Pros: Ligero
  • Cons: La relación con el PC y cartografía .
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